Open 7 Days a Week

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Big Reuse Queens

3-17 26th Ave. Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 x2

Big Reuse Brooklyn

69 9th St. Gowanus, NY 11215
718-725-8925 x2


NYC Compost Project

Big Initiatives




NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Initiatives Food Scrap Drop-off Locations

All sites are open rain or shine.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept commercially generated waste at any of our drop-off locations.


Big Reuse Queens (Commercial waste such as wood shavings is not accepted)
Open all week, M-F 10am-6pm and weekends 10am-5pm
3-17 26th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102
Long Island City CSA, Hour Children   CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


Jackson Heights Greenmarket
Sundays, 8am-2pm
34th Ave between 77 & 78 Streets

Forest Hills Greenmarket
Sundays, 8am-2pm
South side of Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue

McGolrick Park Farmers Market, Down to Earth Farmers Markets
Sundays, 11am-3pm
Drop-off located in the center of McGolrick Park


Queens Library at Steinway
Mondays, 8-11am
21-45 31st Street

Commuter Composting at Vernon Jackson 7
Mondays, 8am-11am
Drop-off located at the N corner of Vernon Mall at Vernon Blvd & 50th Avenue



Commuter Composting at Broadway N/Q
Tuesdays, 8am-11am
Near the SE entrance to the Broadway N/Q, on 31st Street in front of the parking lot.


Big Reuse Brooklyn, in partnership with Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Thursdays, 10am to 6pm
69 9th St, Gowanus NY 11215
In the green bins by the back door in the parking lot.


Big Reuse Brooklyn, in partnership with Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Fridays, 10am to 4pm
69 9th St, Gowanus NY 11215
In the green bins by the back door in the parking lot.


Queens Library at Broadway
Saturdays, 11am-3pm
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Saturdays, 8am-2pm
Skillman Ave between 42 and 43 Streets

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Saturdays, 8am-2pm (Stayed tuned for seasonal dates in 2015)
Vernon Blvd & Broadway, Long Island City

The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Initiatives is working hard to increase the number of opportunities for NYC residents to drop off their food scraps and yard waste for local composting. We accept and process food scraps as part of the NYC Compost Project funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Please visit for more info. Our food scrap drop-off sites are made possible by our incredible community partners, including GrowNYC, Queens Library, and Hour Children Food Pantry. If you have an idea for a new drop off location, please let us know by emailing

Food Scrap Drop-Offs Managed by Our Community Partners:

NYC Compost Project

Compost for Brooklyn
Earth Matter
Lower East Side Ecology Center
North Brooklyn Compost Project
Project Farm
LIC Community Garden


Are you a part of community based composting program in NYC and want to be listed here? Let us know! Email